Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s North Campus will soon be replaced by a two-building affordable housing complex in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Known as Kingsbrook Estates, the new development will comprise 266 units and a diverse assortment of community facilities with a focus on health and wellness, employment, and comprehensive care.
Designed by Dattner Architects, Kingsbrook Estates is part of the latest phase of Governor Cuomo’s Vital Brooklyn initiative, which promises to create 4,000 units of affordable housing in Central Brooklyn.
“The transformation of the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center North Campus is the latest step forward in our effort to revitalize central Brooklyn with a $578 million investment in affordable housing,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “The new Kingsbrook Estates will be an outstanding development that delivers top-quality affordable housing and much needed health and social services to residents of central Brooklyn.”
As part of the master plan, three existing buildings will be demolished and replaced by two residential structures. The Leviton Building, another existing structure within the campus, will remain and be repurposed for residential use.
Outdoor amenities will include a community garden, kitchens, exercise equipment, and children’s play areas. Amenity areas within will include teaching kitchens, laundry rooms, bike storage, resident lounges, and a nurse’s station that will provide on-site services and counseling space. A 7,000-square-foot PACE Center will also provide specialized care for elderly residents and members of the community.
Additional members of the project team include Monadnock Development, CB-Emmanuel Realty, and Brooklyn Community Housing and Services. Terrain, a landscape architecture firm, was commissioned to design outdoor components within Kingsbrook Estates.
Further details regarding the mix of apartment layouts, apartment pricing and levels of affordability, or construction schedule have not yet been revealed.
“As a 20-year resident of the East Flatbush community, I am pleased that the Cuomo administration is making this investment,” said Dattner Architects principal John Woelfling. “As an architect in the community, my firm and I are excited to help transform the Kingsbrook campus to include much needed affordable, inter-generational, and supportive housing. Our site plan is a combination of adaptive reuse and contextual design that will integrate with and enhance the community.”